Kirsten Flagstad to Appear in a recital this afternoon 03/12/1950
Kirsten Flagstad to Appear in a Recital This Afternoon Ktrstco FUKbtsd Msrr Srme By Seymour Raven KIRSTEN FLAGSTAD and the Chicago Symphony orchestra have Orcestra hall bookings this week, tho it is not until Dec 28 and 29 that they share one when Mme. Flagstad makes her debut at the subscription concerts as Rafael Kubelik's soloist in a Wagner program devoted or so an earlier announcement stated to excerpts from "Die Goetterdaemmerung " and the "Tristan and Isolde" she shared so spectacularly with the orchestra and Artur Rodzinski three years ago in the Civic Opera house. Those end of the year concerts mark Mr. Kubelik's Kubelik's farewell for seven midseason weeks to be conducted by Eugene Ormandy, Leonard Bernstein, Ed-uard Ed-uard Ed-uard Van Beinum, and Ernest An-sermet. An-sermet. An-sermet. Meanwhile, Mme. Flagstad sings her only recital of the season today at 3:30, appearing on section two, not of a crack flyer, but of that series of concerts still towing the once scholastic title, " History and Enjoyment of Music." With Edwin McArthur at the niano. she will offer arrangements by Do- Do- Mahler, he will present two com-rumsgaard com-rumsgaard com-rumsgaard of Handel's " Dank Sei positions new to the orchestra's dir Herr," Lohner's " O Ewigkeit," repertory, Josef Suk's Meditation Bach's " Komm suesser Tod," and on an Ancient Czech Chorale, Franck's " Sei war still " and " Auf , " Holy Wenceslaus," and Tre Ricer-auf Ricer-auf Ricer-auf zu Gottes Lob," Grieg's cari, by Bohuslav MartinU: " Haugtussa " cycle, songs in Eng- Eng- Altho the Mahler Fifth was lish by Kramer, Barber, McArthur, completed about 1902 and given Tyson, and others, and a Brahms its first performance at Cologne group culminating in three songs in 1904, it was not until 1911, tha from the "Magdelone" cycle. J'ear nis leath. that the con poser called it "finished." Bruno For the midweek pair of Chi- Chi- Walter says Mahler was so dis-cagb dis-cagb dis-cagb Symphony orchestra con- con- satisfied after the premiere that certs, played Thursday evening he returned to the publisher tha and Friday afternoon, Mr. Kubelik largest fee he had then received has chosen Gustav Mahler's Fifth for a composition so that tha Symphony, not heard in its entire- entire- money could be used for reprint-ty reprint-ty reprint-ty at the downtown concerts since ing, making corrections, and other Frederick Stock chose it to intro- intro- readjustments. Mahler later said duce Mahler to the symphony au- au- H was " as if a totally new mes-dience mes-dience mes-dience in 1907, tho the adagietto sage demanded a new technique." for harp and string has fre- fre- The symphony as finally set down quently been revived. With the Continued on page &'